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  NCJ Number: NCJ 232165     Find in a Library
  Title: Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Training Video for Victim Service Providers
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Corporate Author: Safe Horizon
United States of America
  Date Published: 2008
  Page Count: 0
  Series: OVC Videos
  Annotation: This training video addresses the need for the victim services field to work in partnership with providers of services to better serve victims of human trafficking.
  Abstract: Several red flags can help in the identification of human trafficking victims; these include: (1) an individual seems to be under constant surveillance (watched); (2) the victim has been working and yet does not really know their way around or may live with their employer (trafficker); and (3) there may be visible signs, such as signs of abuse, medical neglect, defensive, feeling of shame, fearful/scared, and displays of inappropriate anger. Once a victim of human trafficking is identified, there are several basic needs that must be met: food, clothing, and shelter. In addition, there are physical needs and needs such as how to find legal employment, filling out an employment application, filing taxes, and obtaining a valid driver’s license. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 extends rights to victims of human trafficking with three primary goals: prevention, protection, and prosecution. In addition, several nongovernmental organizations exist that provides services and resources to victims, such as Safe Horizon and Project Reach. Community partnerships have been formed bringing individuals and organizations together to provide comprehensive services to victims. The Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking, established in 2003 has an extensive member/coalition list offering clients/victims counseling, food and clothing, intensive case management, employment preparation, immigration assistance, resettlement services, cultural orientation, and transportation. Agency networking offers the identification of victims, thereby providing a safety net to victims. This DVD, supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, is a training video for victim service providers responding to victims of human trafficking. It defines human trafficking and the response to this crime by the United States Government, the international community, and nongovernmental entities.
  Main Term(s): Crimes against persons
  Index Term(s): Smuggling/Trafficking ; Victims of Crime ; Victim services ; Human rights violations ; Prostitution across international borders ; Underground economy ; Victim services training ; OVC grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2003-VT-BX-K012
  Sale Source: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
  Type: Training
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: The DVD is 20 minutes in length, closed and open captioned.
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